Resolutions against Gaza invasion to be sent to world, regional bodies

1/14/2009 — The Star Online
BENTONG: Malaysia will let the world know what it feels about the Israeli attacks on Gaza.
Its 10-point resolution condemning the invasion which the Dewan Rakyat passed on Monday will be distributed to the House of Parliaments in Europe; United States’ House of Representatives, member countries of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and United Nations Security Council.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said there was a need to press the matter further as the Security Council appeared to be doing nothing although the whole world was crying out for the atrocities to be stopped.
“The Security Council needs to make a decision on a mechanism to strengthen the resolution. At the moment, there is no mechanism that can be adopted to reinforce its implementation,” he said after attending a meeting on the progress of East Coast Economic Region projects here yesterday.
He said the United Nations General Assembly must convene a meeting and come up with a decision spelling out specific actions to stop the aggression as the Israeli regime continued to mount attacks on Gaza.
On whether the postponement of the Free Trade Agreement talks had to do with the attacks, Abdullah confirmed it but added that the International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin would have to brief the Cabinet about the details.